During these current times loneliness and isolation have been a big danger, but they are at any time.

Adobe church cross

 PICTURE: Sean Quillen/Unsplash

What if you could be part of a community that got you out of bed once or twice a week? Invited you to serve others and care for the stranger. Gave you a purpose beyond yourself and a moral framework for living.

Gave you a group of people who would care for you when times were tough, and you could care for when times were good. 

Gave you hope for life and beyond life. Encouraged you to mix with different ages, races, classes and interests, and get along with each other anyway.

Now that’s an antidote to isolation. It's called the church, and you’re welcome to join.

It’s interesting, as attendance at church falls isolation rises.

Paul Clark’s musings can be heard on radio across Australia and at atthetop.org.au.